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Evacuation Camp in Poeroektjaoe

Town: Poeroektjaoe
District: Southeastern region of Borneo
Region: Borneo
Location: Poeroektjaoe is situated in central Borneo.
From 1942 to 29 March 1942 this location served as a prisoner of war camp >>
Internees: prisoners of war; men, women, and children
Information: Upon the approach of Japanese troops, civil servants and civilians were evacuated to Poeroektjaoe. At the beginning of April 1942, they were sent to Bandjermasin to be interned in officers' houses in the KNIL-encampment.